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5 of the Rarest and Most Expensive Pokémon Cards Ever

Pokémon cards have been around for over 25 years and have become increasingly popular and collectible over time. While most cards are affordable and easily attainable, some Pokémon cards are worth a fortune, and even more than what you might think!

Today, we want to delve into the five most rare and expensive ones in history just to see how far people will go to own them:

1. The Black Star GX Promo Card Signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara

The Black Star GX Promo Card signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara is a very rare and highly sought-after card. It was only available through a very limited promotion and is extremely hard to find. What was that promotion, you wonder? It was to celebrate the founder's 60th birthday, and the card was signed by non-other than Tsunekazu Ishihara.

That being said, the card was sold for $247,230 in 2021, making it one of the most expensive cards ever to be sold!

2. The Kangashkhan-Holo #115 Trophy Card

The Kangashkhan-Holo #115 Family Event Trophy Card is a very special card that was released during the Family Event of the same name. This card was only available during that event and was not released in booster packs. The card features the Kangashkhan, a very rare and powerful creature, as well as the Holo #115, which is a very rare and powerful card.

Price-wise, in 2020, it was sold for $150,100. This isn't surprising, considering that the card was never mass-produced and only awarded to the parent/child team that won a certain number of victories back in 1998.

3. The Blastoise #009/165R Commissioned Presentation Card

This card features a hologram Blastoise in a dynamic pose, surrounded by a starry background. It is indeed a pretty card to look at, but you might not be able to own one anytime soon. Only two were ever produced, and only one was publicly auctioned off. The other card is nowhere to be found, making the card sold likely to be the only one we'll ever get to see!

Price-wise, the card was sold for $360,000 in 2021. If you thought that was a lot of money, keep on reading!

4. The 1999 1st Edition Shadowless Holographic Charizard #4

One of the most iconic and valuable cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game is the 1999 First Edition Shadowless Holographic Charizard #4. This card was released as part of the original set of cards and is considered to be one of the rarest and most sought-after cards in the game. It distinguishes itself from other cards through its holographic image and shadowless background and was only available in booster packs sold in the US and Canada.

When it comes to how much it was sold for, it reaches nearly half a million dollars! Sold at $420,000 in 2022, this truly reminds us of how much people are willing to pay for such rare and beautiful cards.

5. The One and Only Pikachu Illustrator

Of all the Pokémon cards to have ever existed, the Pikachu Illustrator is the most expensive Pokémon card to have ever existed. Only one is ever known to exist, and none other than Logan Paul himself owns it.

Logan Paul purchased this card in 2021 for a whopping $5,275,000! Before this, it was already valuable, selling for over $100,000 easily.


Owning these cards is surely but a dream for many of us. However, we can all appreciate the fact that the world truly loves Pokémon and the joys it has brought to us. That being said, there are many other Pokémon cards you can still collect, and if you're looking for some, why not check out your nearest trading cards store online? Go ahead and grab a pack and start collecting!

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